Saturday, March 28, 2020

Homemade Vapor Rub

Here is a basic recipe to help clear your nose if stuffy.  You can add Essential Oils if you want to bump up your rub.

2oz Beeswax (2 bars)
4oz Carrier Oil (Apricot, Rice Bran, Grapeseed, etc) (or 1/2 cup)
1 TBSP Menthol Crystals (or to suit)

Use a scale or the we've broken down for easier use.  You can either use a double-boiler or a 2c pyrex measuring cup and the microwave (this is now dedicated to making homemade salves) in 30 second bursts.  You want to melt not cook your recipe!

I melt the beeswax about half way through then add the menthol (they do take awhile to melt) crystals using a popcicle stick I mix then add the carrier oil and microwave are warm then mix well.

You can now add essential oils to enhance the rub or just pour into 2 3oz jars or 3 2oz jars.

Essential Oil ideas for adding:
50d AB Protection Blend
10d Eucalpyus Oil
10d Lemon Oil
20d Peppermint (Wintergreen or Spearmint) Oil
10d Rosemary Oil
10d Cedarwood Oil
10d Copaiba Balsam Oil
10d Pine Oil
10d Cinnamon Oil
10d Clove Oil
10d Grapefruit Oil
10d Frankincense Oil

ALL the above oils can be used alone or in tandem or congestion. 
Use no more than 50 DROPS for the above recipe!
        
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Saturday, March 14, 2020

Pine Needle Foam Soap

White Pine Foam Soap
Combine the castile soap and essential oils in the bottle and shake well. You’re done!  This recipe only makes 2oz or 1/4 cup. 
We recommend starting with the above recipe to see if you like the soap.  The average commercial pump soap bottle is 8oz. If so you can triple which will almost fill at cleaned commercial pump soap bottle.  We believe in recycling everything.
There is a reason that a lot of natural cleaners smell like conifer essential oils—the conifers are great at getting rid of germs! This is true of Pine and its friends in the conifer group, like Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis), Balsam Fir (Abies balsamea), and Black Spruce (Picea mariana).
Here is a list of essential oils you can use for disinfecting and cleaning:  
        
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Sunday, March 1, 2020

Hydrosols & Floral Waters


What is a Hydrosol?

A hydrosol, also known as a plant water, hydrolat, essential water, and herbal distillate is the liquid byproduct of steam distilling an essential oil. Hydrosols have many of the same therapeutic benefits as essential oils, but are much gentler and have a softer aroma than essential oils.

In other words, it is the water that is distilled with essential oils. When the steam from the distilled water passes through the plant material, it takes with it the volatile oils from the plant. The two travel through the tube at the top of the steam vessel (typically copper) and down through the condensing tube. Once the water and oil have separated, the essential oil is siphoned off the top and what you have left is the hydrosol.

Hydrosols are moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, mildly antiseptic, and are a wonderfully fragrant addition to skin care. Due to their benevolent nature, hydrosols offer a myriad of treatment possibilities when essential oils might be too strong.


Can be used as the liquid in any of our Clay Masks!


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Saturday, January 4, 2020

Personalizing Face Oils

Several customers have asked how to personalize our Face Oil/Serum for their personal needs.

While we do offer our Face Oil in Grapefruit, Rose Geranium & French Lavender for their properties here is a simple chart for you to enhance it.

The Natural Face Oil has no essential oil so you can add your own!  

Dry Skin
     Lavender Essential Oil
     Helichrysum Essential Oil
     Myrrh Essential Oil
     Geranium Essential Oil
     Sandalwood Essential Oil

Oily Skin
     Tea Tree Essential Oil
     Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
     Patchouli Essential Oil
     Roman Chamomile Essential Oil

Sensitive Skin
     French Lavender Essential Oil
     Clary Sage Essential Oil
     Neroli Essential Oil
     Rose Essential Oil
     German Chamomile Essential Oil

Start with 1-2 drops in a teaspoon of Face Oil.  Remember to test on underline of jaw 2-3 days before using all over face in case of an allergic reaction.

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Friday, November 22, 2019

Simple Syrup Recipes

Try it in iced tea or combine with rye whiskey, lemon juice and bitters for an amazing cocktail. We use a splash in Lemonade or Hot Herbal Tea!

1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 cup dried Rose Petals or Lavender Buds

Combine the water and sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally until sugar dissolves. Reduce the heat to a simmer. Stir in the rose petals/lavender and continue to simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and steep for 15 minutes. Strain through a mesh sieve, reserving the syrup in a clean glass container.

Store in the refrigerator and use within one month.

You can also substitute Orange Peel, Lemon Peel, Calendula, Chamomile, Dandelion, Hibiscus, Peppermint, Spearmint or any other herb you like!

 Tip: For a more tart flavor with the benefit of an abundance of vitamin C, add ½ cup Rose Hips to the ingredients.

 Sweet & Spice Juniper Simple Syrup is so flavorful people will think it took a lot of effort. Use this syrup to create your own signature cocktails and mocktails.

1 cup water
3 tablespoons dried juniper berries
3 cardamom whole pods or 1 tsp chopped fresh ginger
1/2 c Orange/Lemon Peel or One whole fresh orange/Lemon

Using a mortar and pestle, lightly crush the juniper berries to break them open. Toss the berries into a medium saucepan. Repeat with the cardamom pods. Cut the orange peel into strips and add to the pan. Add the water and heat over medium heat to just bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat and stir in sugar. Simmer the mixture on the lowest heat for 15-20 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight. Strain and refrigerate the reserved syrup. Use within 2 weeks.

 Lavender & Thyme Simple Syrup incorporates a botanical combination that compliments in baked goods, or in lemonade. In cocktails, pair it with vodka or gin, sparkling soda and fresh lemon juice. Placing the herbs in a small muslin bag makes straining the mixture much easier.

1 cup water
1 cup sugar
¼ cup lavender flowers
2 teaspoons dried thyme

Combine water and sugar in a saucepan. Place the lavender and thyme in a muslin bag and tie the top. Drop bag into the pan. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally until sugar dissolves. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let steep 10 minutes. Remove bag and transfer syrup into a clean glass container.

Refrigerate and use within 2 weeks.

Black Peppercorn Simple Syrup is an earthy, robust syrup that partners beautifully with the flavors of orange, grapefruit, persimmons, ginger and lavender.

1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1⁄4 cup whole black peppercorns, lightly crushed or 10 drops Black Pepper Essential Oil

Combine water and sugar in a sauce pan. Crush peppercorns slightly using a mortar and pestle; add to pan and bring mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally until sugar dissolves. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Remove from heat and steep for 10-15 minutes. Strain, reserving the syrup in a glass jar.

Store in the refrigerator and use within one month.



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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Gemstone Wands -- Cleansing & Charging your wands

Gemstone Wands are used to massage the reflex points, drawing off negative energy when pointed away from the body and channeling energy to the body when pointed inwards, This restores the flow of energy through the entire body, promoting general good health and well-being.

Cleansing Your Wand
To cleanse your wand is to remove the energy that a wand may have absorbed and return it to clean, pure energy. To charge a wand is to replenish its energy after it has been depleted. Though some use these words interchangeably, a wand must often be cleansed before it can be charged.

The first (and some say easiest) way to cleanse a wand is to smudge it with sage. Start by lighting a stick of sage and blow it out so that it continues to smolder, producing a steady stream of smoke (think incense). Hold your crystal directly in the plume of smoke and let the smoke rise around all sides of the crystal. Continue to do this until you feel like it has been cleansed enough. (Five minutes is more than ample time). This is a great method to use for cleansing stones if you are pressed for time. 

In addition to soaking in salt water (3 tbsp salt to 1/2 gallon rain water), you can also leave your wands out in the rain. The power of clean rain water can wash negativity out of your wand. Twelve hours is a good default. Letting them soak in river water is also effective; be careful as you may lose them! Burying your wand in the earth for 12 hours can also cleanse and rejuvenate it. Just make sure to put a little twig as a marker of where you buried it, or you may lose it!

Charging Your Wand
The double-duty method is to leave your stones in sunlight. Some stones may fade via this method. However, 6-12 hours in the sun not only clears out any negative energy it might have picked up, but also recharges it with positive energy.

Besides charging with sunlight, you can also charge stones by the light of the full moon. In this case, it may take more than 6-12 hours to recharge.

After Cleansing & Recharging
Once a stone has been cleansed and charged, the next step is to set a clear intention for what the stone is to be used for. To make sure that your wand is always used for the highest good and your needs, it is important to dedicate the wand.

To begin your dedication, hold your cleansed and charged wand in both hands in a quiet place. Focus your thoughts to the stone and declare that it be used “In light, in love, and for the good of all.” After that, you can add whatever it is that you benediction, such as protection, abundance, romantic love, etc. You can end your dedication with “And so it is,” sealing your intention.

Once you have finished cleansing, charging, and setting the intention for your stones, they will be ready to be used for healing and meditation.


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Sunday, August 18, 2019

French Green Sea Clay Face Mask


Floral Water, Hoppy Beer or other liquid to desired consistency
10-15 drops Essential Oil*

Mix all ingredients in a small dish. Use 2-3 times a week, store in air-tight container in fridge to keep fresh.

Ginger Essential Oils helps sooth redness and a protective effect on the skin, inhibiting the signs of skin damage and aging, such as wrinkles and fine lines

Turmeric Essential Oil helps reduce redness from blemishes and calm skin conditions like eczema and rosacea. Turmeric is excellent for acne because it is a natural antiseptic and helps to keep bacteria from spreading.

Tea Tree Essential Oil is a popular choice for treating acne because of its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. It's thought to calm redness, swelling, and inflammation. It may even help to prevent and reduce acne scars, leaving you with smooth, clear skin

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